This quiche along with the Raspberry, Spinach Pecan salad, are from my blog; Set Your Lilliput watches and “Don’t be late.”(An afternoon Mad Hatter’s Tea.) All of us need a reprieve, a time to laugh, be crazy, let our hair down, ( and put our hats on,) 🙂 and just have fun! Some of the best motifs for our parties or afternoon Teas for ladies are influenced by the renowned and classical fairy-tales, such as Alice and Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, The Wizard of OZ, Peter Pan and the memorable Captain Hook. (And a treasury of so many more.) There is a passel of so many wondrous themes for some fabulous get-together’ s with your loved ones! Enjoying competitive games, door prizes, mystery, delicious cuisine and convivial spirit is what rejuvenates our spirits to be able to do the things in life we are committed to! (What I call ‘the have-to’s”. 🙂
A sure to win, crowd pleasing recipe, my homemade Bacon Spinach Quiche! Revel in each savory bite! 🙂
You will need the following ingredients for one quiche...if you are making two for your party or afternoon Tea, just double this recipe.
5 large eggs, 1 cup of heavy cream, 1/3 cup of half and half, 1 bag bag of shredded Monterrey-cheddar cheese, 1 frozen package of “steam-able” spinach, 1 package of a nice cut of bacon, (not to thin,) 1-2 green onions , chopped, salt and pepper to taste, a touch of Tabasco, butter, 2 Pillsbury pie doughs in the refrigerated section at your grocer. (They come two to a package.) *** A dash of nutmeg if you would like …
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Take your 5 eggs… Crack three whole eggs into your bowl, then your last two eggs, you only want the yolks… whisk until blended. Measure your 1 cup of heavy cream and 1/3 of half and half, add to your bowl and whisk with your eggs….add salt and pepper to taste, as well as your Tabasco and a dash of nutmeg if you prefer a tad bit of sweetness.) Set side.
Cook your package of bacon and drain on paper towels. (Keep a little bit of the bacon grease in the pan. ) On the lowest heat, add 1 Tbs of butter in the pan and allow to melt. Add your chopped green onion, (on low heat) cook for a few minutes…do not allow it to get to browned…You just want it slightly sauteed.
Place your steam-able bag of spinach in the microwave and cook as package directs.
Place a Tbsp. of flour on the bottom of your pie plate, (deep dish preferred, but you can use a regular pie dish, I just do not recommend a foil pie plate. ) Shake the flour evenly around the bottom of your pie plate. Take one pie shell dough out, unfold it and place it on the pie plate, fitting it to the pan and don’t forget to pinch the edges for that beautiful pie finish. 🙂 Place your sauteed, chopped green onion in with the bacon drippings mixed with the butter in the bottom of the quiche. (There should not be a lot of liquid, approx 2 Tbsp.) Next, place your spinach upon your pie dough, distributing evenly. Only use half of the spinach and save the rest for your second quiche, or if you are just making one pie, use about 2/3 of your spinach. Break up your cooled and cooked bacon into bite size pieces…place half of your bacon on top of all the spinach if you are making two quiches. If you are only making one, use up most of your bacon, and keep some for a salad or snack. ( Again, it is up to your tastes.) 🙂 Quickly whisk up your egg and cream mixture again, and pour it over your one bacon and spinach pie…cover the top of your quiche with the shredded cheese… Place your quiche in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes…(All ovens vary so check it at this time and if your knife comes out clean and the center looks done, take it out to cool. When cooking two, it may take a few minutes longer. Keep watching and checking so you don’t over cook your quiche(s).
The amount of cheese you want to put on your quiche is entirely up to your taste. Same thing with the spinach and bacon…for one quiche, I use the entire bag, but for two, I use half on each pie. I cook up about 2/3 of the bacon for one quiche and an entire package for two…everything else is just as it is written above for one quiche.
This is a very easy quiche to prepare and is sure to be a big hit with your friends.
*** The Raspberry Spinach Pecan salad is under the category of “Unforgettable recipes as well.) 🙂
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